Pownal Elementary School

Welcome to the new school year!

If you need a copy of the 2014-15 school calendar, you can pick one up in the office or click on this link.

Is your child ready for Preschool or Kindergarten?
If your child is 4 years old or will be by October 15th, (or do you know of a Pownal or Durham child who is) have you registered your child for our great Pre-K or Kindergarten program? Please contact Kathi Hardy, our Pre-K/K teacher, for more information on both programs.

Box Tops for Education
Throughout the summer as you enjoy cook-outs and summer fun, remember we are still saving Box Tops for Education which you will find on many, many food items. When you get a bunch, you can drop them off here at the office. These really add up and provide extra perks for students and teachers like recess supplies, birthday pencils etc...

Summer Reading Challenge is back again!
Read the yellow paper that went home with the 6/13 Panther Press if you have forgotten the rules for the Summer Reading Challenge. Each class receives a different colored loop for either each page you read or each book that you read over the summer, according to your grade. We will attach these loops together to make a chain and, hopefully, it will stretch from the gym to the back door of the school in September. You must complete the reading log and return it to school when it is full to get a colored loop. It's fun and keeps all of us reading during our summer vacation time.

Summer Math Olympics is back!
All students entering grades 1-6 are encouraged to keep their math smarts by participating in the Summer Olympics. There are many options for doing this. The blue recording sheet was attached to the 6/13 Panther Press. All materials are also on the PES website under "Summer Resources." If you would like a hard copy of your child's packet, please return the tear-off slip at the bottom of the 6/13 Panther Press. Remember in the Fall we will have a celebration where students will be recognized for all their hard work with bronze, silver, and gold medals. HAVE FUN!!


Look for more information soon about Fall Soccer and Fall Track.


Just some reminders:

If you shop at amazon.com and use the amazon link on the pes.rsu5.org web page, Impact will receive 10% of your purchase price. Bookmark this link to make it easier!

Clynk bags are available in the office for your Maine returnables.

Boxtops for Education” - We continue to collect Boxtops from General Mills products. As you save them, you can just drop them off at the office.The money earned from these boxtops go towards extra classroom needs, student rewards and other school-wide items.

Amazon.com Fundraiser :  If you are shopping online at Amazon,com. this season,  please go to the Pownal School website first and click on the link to Amazon.com.  When you do this, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our school.  It's an easy fundraiser for our school if you're shopping anyway.  Bookmark the site as a favorite and you can skip the stop of going to the school website first.  Thanks

Looking for a new book to read ?  Bring in a book you've recently read to swap for a new-to-you book!  There is a bookcase in the computer lab where you can leave your book and choose a new book to read.  This is ongoing so feel free to bring in books at any time and help yourself to a new one.  Please only bring in books that are suitable for ages 5 – 12 (no board books or similar infant books)

Toner Cartridge Recycling Drop off your used toner and ink cartridges on the printer table in the computer lab. These get taken to Staples for recycling, and we get $2 credit for each one returned.